Real-Time Management of Turbine Engine Usage Data

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,976.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-2619
Award Id:
73072
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-188-1628
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Building 2, Suite 270, Brentwood, TN, 37027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128193997
Principal Investigator:
Richard Holmes
Mgr Technology
(615) 372-0299
rholmes@vextec.com
Business Contact:
Loren Nasser
COO
(615) 372-0299
Lnasser@vextec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR program will develop a novel software methodology for the management of gas turbine usage data in real time for accurate prediction of engine life. The approach will be flexible enough to allow for re-assessment of life consumption when subsequent knowledge provides a revised understanding of the way the damage is accrued. Phase II will further investigate potential data compression methods as well as their overall effect in assessing turbine engine health. A key Phase II task will be to identify an approach for signal processing or data compression without any negative effects on life prediction. Although data compression experts can be found throughout industry, the VEXTEC Team are renowned turbine engine lifing and fatigue experts. The Phase II effort will further develop these techniques and demonstrate how data flows from the raw signal to a processed and compressed format.

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